A Conversation for Super Chicken: Pittsburgh's Animated Superhero

Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Super chicken is available on youtube, so maybe I can catch up bit.


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I've just watched four episodes. smiley - bigeyes


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

smiley - laugh I thought somebody might like it.


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

Rocky and Bullwinkle came along early enough that I was receptive to them, *and* was watching television (in college, I was too busy for TV).

When Videocassettes came along, I bought a lot of Rocky and Bullwinkle on them. Also most of the Astaire and Rogers musicals. What did they have in common? Edward Everett Horton. He was the perfect comic actor.

"It's a mad mad mad mad world" had both Edward Everett Horton and Zasu Pitts in it. smiley - yikes


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Yes, but 'Mad, Mad World' was horribly boring. Of course, I was a few years younger. smiley - rofl Still, I can't stand those movies where they get all the clowns together and go on a Schnitzeljagd. Those things put me to sleep, and not in a good way.

But we were always Edward Everett Horton fans at our house. (He was in 'F Troop', too, as the medicine man.)

Also Hans Conried, Baltimore's gift to humanity. We wouldn't miss 'Fractured Flickers', either. I'll never forget his narration of 'Dr Jekyll'.


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I loved "Fractured flickers" and "F Troop" too. You're preaching to the choir.

I've been watching more episodes of "Super chicken." "The wild hair" has definite references to Pittsburgh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQq6xfbgfXw

"Mad, mad world" was Ethel Merman's only real chance to achieve screen immortality. She had such bad luck trying to become a film star. The film is also a great gift to six degrees of separation fans. (There's a technical term for the concept, but I'm not going to look it up right now).

I owe you a huge debt of gratitude for putting me wise to open library and Project Gutenberg. My life has not been the same since I started using them.


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

I'm glad you're getting use out of those resources!

By 'six degrees of separation' did you mean the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game? smiley - laugh


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

I do use that website, substituting someone else for Kevin Bacon. Woody Allen and Meryl Streep link directly to an enormous number of show business people. Likewise Arlene Francis and Ed Sullivan. Queen Elizabeth has met an astounding number of other people, living or dead. The people she met are/were linked to people in their own countries or, in the case of entertainers, vast numbers of people who attended their concerts.

When I'm waiting for a prescription or a doctor/dentist, I like to thin of the ways people link to each other, face to face. Covid-19 has made that hard.smiley - sadface


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

One of the first people to study that was Stanley Milgram, I think.


Wow! I was 19 in 1967, so I wasn't seeing Saturday morning cartoons

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paulh, making lemonade from the lemons that life has given me

http://hbr.org/2003/02/the-science-behind-six-degrees

"In his experiments, a few hundred people from Boston and Omaha tried to get a letter to a target—a complete stranger in Boston. But they could only send the letter to a personal friend whom they thought was somehow closer to the target than they were. When Milgram looked at the letters that reached the target, he found that they had changed hands only about six times."

I mostly confine myself to entertainers who are in imdb.com, which accesses movies and TV shows, including writers, actor, producers, etc.

However, I once figured out how to get from Joseph Haydn to modern entertainers based at first on a string of composers who met each other (Haydn met Liszt's father at Esterhazy. Liszt met Debussy, who then met Stravinsky, who aired his "Noah's Flood" on TV, hosted by Sebastian Cabot, who is in IMDB and therefore linkable to the 20th century entertainment community. Cabot can be linked to Meryl Streep in two steps).

Yes, I need to get a life. However, my shrink told me to distract myself from anxiety-producing situations so as to cope. This is a pretty nice distraction.


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